About this listing
This is a place for younger people who want to hike and check out the area. This is NOT a place for neat freaks, people with bad backs or conservative couples, not comfortable for older people. Room for 2. Read my description thoroughly, please.
Please read my ENTIRE description before booking. It is very honest. If you are a young liberal person from Brooklyn, you will probably be happy. If you are conservative retired couple you will not!! I welcome dogs and do not charge a cleaning fee so obviously I am not a neat freak. I clean the place and the towels and sheets and dishes will be clean but you may see an occasional dust bunny or cobweb in a book shelf. That sort of thing. Also, my kitchen linoleum and bathtub are from 1980 something. The tub needs to be re caulked. Clean but not a place you want to take a romantic bath. The shower has good water pressure, though. My kitchen cabinets are hideous and not in wonderful shape. The immediate outside neighborhood is extremely safe but run down looking(URL HIDDEN) That being said, the good points: A short walk to Main street, this bright and sunny one bedroom in a renovated old warehouse storage building for the railroad, is just yards from the entrance to the rail trail which extends 12 flat miles through New Paltz to Gardner. Lots of scenic hikes branch off the trail nearby. Building is located next to trestle, pictured ( It is open!)) on very small road. I believe it is already possible to take the rail trail over the trestle all the way to Kingston to the north and I know you can go all the way to Gardner, through New Paltz, to the south. (URL HIDDEN) Apartment has high ceilings, exposed beams, and lots of sun. Private entrance. Full EIK, kitchen table for two, microwave , gas stove, coffee maker, toaster. Cable and wi fi. Lots of cool books and vintage stuff. Firm full size futon on sturdy wood frame with good foam topper. Some say it is too firm. I did have one couple say it was too small and one couple left early because their back hurt. I'm 48 and find it really comfortable but I can sleep on the floor. My tv and microwave are both old but work fine. I keep the water heater off to save money. It heats up quickly and stays hot for quite a while after it is turned off.
. Shop at great vintage store, Soiled Doves. Then rent a bike at Favata's and head down the trail. In the evening, have some dinner and live music at the Rosendale Cafe or see a movie at the Theater. It is host to part of the Woodstock Film Festival. Several other shops, galleries and restaurants on Main st. to visit. Half hour to Woodstock, hour to Hunter Mt., 20 min to Mohonk, 10 min to New Paltz. I have provided a list of recommended stores and eateries and some hand drawn maps of good hikes to take right out the door.
This apartment is in the building adjacent to the parking lot used to access the trail and has parking for two vehicles in front of the apartment entrance in rear of building. The parking lot is now closed to the public so it is a nice advantage to have parking so close. Apt is about one mile from bus stop that goes to and from Port Authority.
Quiet neighborhood. More than 2 people possible but they would need to bring sleeping gear as I don't recommend the option of the pull out couch. It is not comfortable. Also, my television is only for watching in bed. If watching television is important for you, you may want to rent a place with a living room TV! Other drawbacks: no porch, no yard, no hot tub, no gorgeous view from my place (although the view out of the windows isn't at all bad). . I welcome dogs No barkers or chewers, please. No tobacco inside house please!! My place seems to appeal to younger people. I am middle aged but very immature. I am an artist and I have some weird art so not for those with conservative taste. For geologists, the Binnewater Hills seen from the trestle have been hailed as a Geologist’s paradise.
Interaction with Guests
As much as they want or none.
No smoking tobacco inside. Quiet after 10. Pets possible. No loud noise, no destructive dogs. Please clean up after yourself so I don't need to add a clean up fee. No Satan worship. Seitan worship ok.